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A Green Industry Podcast bringing knowledge and insight about work and life and how to fight through adversity and the art of the comeback. Recovering from life's front 9 to win on the Back 9.

Making The Turn Podcast B.J. Parker

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    • 4.6, 44 Ratings

A Green Industry Podcast bringing knowledge and insight about work and life and how to fight through adversity and the art of the comeback. Recovering from life's front 9 to win on the Back 9.

    MTT - Jacob Marsh, Golf Course Superintendent at Timber Truss Golf Course, Olive Branch, MS.

    MTT - Jacob Marsh, Golf Course Superintendent at Timber Truss Golf Course, Olive Branch, MS.

    In the latest episode, I sat down with Jacob Marsh (@Truss_Super) Golf Course Superintendent at Timber Truss Golf Course in Olive Branch, MS. 
     
    Jacob has a unique story. Normally you don't become a superintendent 2 years out of College. But Jacob managed to accomplish this feat. We discussed this and more. This was my first meeting with Jacob and we had a great conversation. If you think you have challenges or are looking for some good nuggets for fighting through on the job adversity, then this will be a good one for you.
     
    Enjoy the episode and thanks for listening. 

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Turn Talk - Episode 2 - Dealing with Adversity

    Turn Talk - Episode 2 - Dealing with Adversity

    In the latest Turn talk episode, I dive into dealing with adversity and how to overcome difficulties in your life. I breakdown some of my struggles and give you 5 steps to making it through any adversity in your life.
    1. Stop saying why me? 
    2. Self reflection on what factors or influences you may have had with the adversity
    3. Stay focused
    4. Start listening, learning and educating yourself. Podcasts, books, mentors, etc.
    5. Start doing something. Take Action
    I hope you get something out of this episode and I really hope you will like, review, share and subscribe. 
    Thanks for listening and enjoy Turn Talk.

    • 34 min
    MTT - Jerry Lemons, President of GolfLinks and Better Billy Bunker

    MTT - Jerry Lemons, President of GolfLinks and Better Billy Bunker

    In the latest episode, I sat down with the President of Better Billy Bunker and Golf Course Architect, Jerry Lemons. We had a great conversation about a variety of topics including his architecture work and the development of the Better Billy Bunker Method.
    I know you will enjoy this one. It was a lot of fun and I appreciate you listening.
    Thanks and be sure to tell a friend about the podcast. That really helps.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    MTT - Father's Day Special w/ Allyson Parker

    MTT - Father's Day Special w/ Allyson Parker

    Finally got one of my kids on the podcast. Sat down with my oldest daughter Allyson Parker and we had a great conversation.
    I'm sure you will love this one, especially if you have kids. 
    Hope you enjoy and Happy Father's Day to all the Dads out there.
    Thanks for listening.

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Turn Talk - Episode 1 "What's holding you back"

    Turn Talk - Episode 1 "What's holding you back"

    Well, I've decided that I would start a new segment called "Turn Talk". I hope you will give it a chance and get something out of it. I want this to be part of the overall platform and it will fit well with the long form conversations I will continue to have. 
    I realize you can get your content from anywhere. Thanks for checking it out.
    Turn Talk will be segments centered around motivation, education, self-improvement, business and more. I've had this idea for a while now and i guess I just needed to take my own advice.
    Enjoy the first episode of Turn Talk....

    • 21 min
    MTT - My Interview with Darren Reese, Director of Communications, Golf House Tennessee

    MTT - My Interview with Darren Reese, Director of Communications, Golf House Tennessee

    The latest episode is my interview with Darren Reese, Director of Communications with The Golf House Tennessee, that happened several weeks back. I hoped on with Darren and was on the other side of the table being interviewed and it was a fun conversation. I really enjoyed it and I don't really ever get to tell parts of my story so I thought it would be great to share. I think you will like it and it will let you know a little bit more about me.
    Thanks to Darren for having me on. 
    Thanks for listening and as always be sure to rate, review, share and subscribe.

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
44 Ratings

44 Ratings

York_Turf ,

Outstanding

Tennessee Turfgrass student here, overall this is a great podcast! So glad to have found this and been following for almost a year now. Great listen when traveling as well as when I am working on the course! Good to hear all of our TN Turf professors and the alumni that have been on here.

One thing BJ, could we get the audio up a bit? It’s hard to hear over the fairways mowers and buffalo blowers😂

Like I said great podcast and can’t wait for more to release! Shoots us a DM @TNTurfClub, we would love to have you in to speak one day this fall!

Jakcgcs ,

Great!

Really enjoying getting to know peers on a personal level. Great to hear how people got started and what keeps them engaged. Host is excellent.

GoVawlz98 ,

Awesome

Great to hear interviews from the TN turf industry. Most turf podcasts hardly focus on the southern turf industry, much less the great people here in Tennessee. Love hearing familiar voices and learning more about the legends we have out there

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